By WalkingTree April 19, 2021
Building accessible applications give everyone equal access to applications. Several techniques and tools are available for building accessible front-end applications. Let’s take a closer look at accessibility, why it is essential to build accessible front-end applications, and tools for implementing accessibility.
Web Accessibility Principles
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) provides an international set of principles for web accessibility known as POUR.
P — Perceivable
O — Operable
U — Understandable
R — Robust
How to make the web accessible?
The best way to make a website accessible is by integrating accessibility into your development process. Let’s take a look at some of the ways to make a website accessible for everyone.
- Title tags – All web pages should include a <title> element. The title tag should be unique to each page on the website. Not only do unique titles allow screen readers to distinguish pages, but they also enhance search results.
- Define the Language of the website – Defining the Language of the website enables readers to read out the content with the correct pronunciation.
- Keyboard navigation – The most crucial goal of keyboard accessibility is to make sure that users can navigate using their keyboard. It is simple to test your website for keyboard usability. Just press the tab key and navigate from the top to the bottom of the page.
- Accessible links – Making accessible links is one of the most important aspects of web accessibility. Make the text more descriptive and logical, for example, instead of writing ‘Click here’, you can simply say ‘ Download PDF here’
Read on to know more about accessible front-end development.
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